Monday, April 30, 2012

Term Two Newsletter

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SPS Superstars 2012 Term 2 Newsletter

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Summerland Kids on ANZAC Day

On ANZAC Day we went to the Swanson RSA parade.  We had to stand still for a long time and listen to speeches, a prayer, the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand and the Last Post.  The flags of the two countries were put up as the anthems were played.  We sang God Defend New Zealand.  At the end we got some chips and a drink.
Olivia and Al.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and we have been learning why we have a holiday.
ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.  In 1915, on the 25th of April,  the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on a beach on the Gallipoli Peninsula in a country called Turkey.
We remember the people who died or went to war so that we could live happily in New Zealand.
Red poppies are a sign of respect and remembrance and we wear them on ANZAC Day to remember people who served in war time.
People made ANZAC biscuits to send on ships to the soldiers fighting in countries far, far away.  The biscuits stayed fresh for weeks and the soldiers sometimes made them into porridge or dipped them in their tea.
Al brought a medal to show us from World War 2.  It belonged to her great-uncle.  She will be wearing it a tomorrow's ANZAC parade at the Swanson RSA.
We made a wreath for our ANZAC display.

We will remember them.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Rabbit Ice Creams

Sherry bought us ice cream so we could make these cute Easter rabbits heading into their rabbit holes.
You can view and print these photos on our school website.  Click on the link here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Discovery Learning

We were learning to build our learning power at discovery time with Rooms 23 and 24. We were practising resilience by being absorbed in our learning, noticing details and patterns and persevering. We were also showing reciprocity when we collaborated and imitated the methods of others.
You can view and print these photos on our school website. Click on the link here.